This series introduces you to the new people in the UON community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

New Professors Talk

The University of Newcastle is proud to present its new professors through a dynamic public lecture series, 'New Professors Talk'. This series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.

Join Professor Ravi Naidu on Wednesday 29 June 2016 at the Newcastle Museum as he presents:

Clean earth: humanity's next great challenge

Professor Ravi Naidu

Technological advances in the manufacture and use of chemicals have delivered enormous benefits to humanity. However, the resultant increase in chemical contamination is disturbingly pervasive, affecting the environment as well as our own health and wellbeing. Chemical contamination is now in our air, water and food chain, and in most people, including newborns.

With an estimated five million potentially contaminated sites worldwide, cleaning up our own mess has become an urgent priority on par with climate change. Professor Ravi Naidu will discuss the extent and severity of contamination, its impact on human health, and solutions for this growing scourge.

For more than two decades Professor Naidu has been a global leader in this increasingly important field. He joined UON in 2015 as Global Innovation Chair and Director of the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, and is also the Managing Director of CRC CARE

Eventbrite - Clean earth: humanity's next great challenge


New Professors Talks currently scheduled for 2016:

  • Wednesday 31 August 2016 - TBA

Watch past New Professors Talks


For more information on the New Professors Talk series, please contact the Office of Alumni and Philanthropy on +612 4921 6380 or external.relations@newcastle.edu.au